What we're about

Welcome To Life Time Climb!

This is a group for people who are interested in indoor sport climbing located within Life Time. This meetup will help connect individuals to rock climbing in general while taking advantage of the many amenities available within Life Time Fitness®. All skill levels are welcomed and encouraged, as this meetup will serve as a basis to help participants grow in any way they desire, and better help them accomplish their health and fitness goals. Our aims are the following:

• Equip Climbers with confidence and training to better suit their personal objectives

• Impact local communities, to help them lead a healthier way of life

• Provide the best training with leading instructors

• Host exciting and entertaining climbing meetups

Life Time rock climbing began in 1994, when its first rock wall was established. It was located in Eagan, Minnesota. Since then there has been a total of 130 clubs created in which, 68 clubs host climbing walls within them. In Michigan, there is a total of 7 clubs with 6 rock walls in locations such as West Bloomfield, Novi, Canton, Troy, Rochester Hills and Shelby. Each Life Time is able to offer the following variations of indoor sport climbing:

Non-members are Welcome!

Auto Belay:

Each club stated above has around 5-6 auto belays. Auto belays are automated belay devices that remove the need for a human belayer. The auto belay takes up slack as you climb up the wall, and then safely controls the descent when the climbers let's go or falls. This is a common and easy option if you need a quick warmup or are waiting for a belay partner. Each participant will receive a quick auto belay orientation from team member.

Top Roping:

Each club is able to provide a variety of top ropes that vary in difficulty and progression. Participants will be required to know how to top rope belay in order to climb with ropes. Top roping is a process of having a human belayer along with climber working in sync together. A total of 20+ top ropes can be found with upwards 3-4 routes on each top rope.

Bouldering:

Each Life Time is able to provide fun and interesting bouldering routes with varying difficulty. Bouldering is done without routes and provides a good way to either practice technique, or develop strength. Bouldering should be done with a spotter(partner) in order to break a fall if one should occur.

Lead Climbing:

Each club has a variety of lead climbing possibilities. Varying difficulties are present in each facility with complete overhangs that test technique and endurance. Lead climbing should only be done if both climber and belayer can confidently climb higher grades and know how to lead belay/lead climb.

Route Climbing At Life Time

The rock wall has a variety of route climbing marked either by tape or monochromatic holds. Each rock wall is able to include up to 60+ routes. Routes vary in difficulty from 5.7 to 5.12. Bouldering difficulties can scale between VB-V5. Route cards are present at each route to explain grade and other prominent details.

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Free Gear!

Our team is able to provide rock climbing gear free of charge during the session. We can provide the following:

-Harnesses

-Climbing Shoes

-Belay Devices and Carabiners(ATC and GriGri)

-Climbing Chalk

-Lead Climbing Rope

Participants are encouraged to bring their own gear if they can, as borrowed gear will be first come first serve.

Special Event

Life Time rock walls accommodate one special event each month that cultivate some variation of climbing. Some of the events we currently host are things such as, glow climbs, parent night outs, adventure races, and other collaborative activities. Life Time is also able to host private events such as, corporate challenges and boy scout activities. For information about private events, please consult the following flyers:

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Climbing Waiver (https://www.ultracamp.com/assets/295/documents/Climbing%20Waiver.pdf)

Please feel free to contact below with any questions or concerns.

Contact Information-

Kids Activities Manager-akeyes@lifetimefitness.com

Main: 248-960-0955

Activities Desk: 248-668-7319

Upcoming events (5+)

INTRODUCTION-Bouldering

Life Time Fitness

Session Highlights: • Learn bouldering styles and techniques • Meet and greet for new climbers • Learn rating systems for bouldering • Personalized instruction for climbers Location: Life Time Fitness West Bloomfield-Front Lobby Date: Every fortnight Time: 6:30pm to 7:30pm Duration: 1 Hour Price: $6 Members $8 Non-Members Ages: 5+ (Note: This is Life Time Fitness Club Membership) Gear Included: Harnesses, shoes, ropes, belay devices and chalk bags *Participants are encouraged to bring own gear, as gear will be first come first serve. Summary: These introductory bouldering sessions are great for extensive workouts and socializing. The sessions are a great way to connect with members in a fun and exciting format. During the sessions, participants will be able to climb extensive boulder grades ranging from VB to V5. A description of bouldering can be found below: Bouldering is done without routes and provides a good way to either practice technique, or develop strength. Bouldering should be done with a spotter(partner) in order to break a fall if one should occur. A instructor will be present to assist in your success for conquering a unique version of climbing! Non-Member participants attending will be required to fill in a paper waiver, as well as a program registration form before the session. Note:Participants under the age of 18 will need a parent or legal guardian to sign. Looking forward to seeing you all there! Please feel free to comment below or private message organizer for questions or concerns.

WEEKEND OPEN CLIMB-Rock Climbing At Life Time Fitness West Bloomfield

Session Highlights: • Learn to climb a variety of routes and wall styles • Meet and greet for new climbers • Learn top-rope belaying • Personalized instruction for climbers Location: Life Time Fitness West Bloomfield-Front Lobby Date: Recurring Saturday's Time: 11am to 4pm Duration: 5 Hours Price: $10 Members $15 Non-Members Ages: 5+ (Note: This is Life Time Fitness Club Membership) Gear Included: Harnesses, shoes, ropes, belay devices and chalk bags *Participants are encouraged to bring own gear, as gear will be first come first serve. Summary: Join us for a session filled with fun and excitement. Participants will engage in several types of climbing along with free instruction from our rock wall instructors. Each participant will receive a free belay lesson along with an auto belay orientation. Basic instruction will be provided to all participants along with general guidance in climbing. Things such as, technique, moves and safety will be covered. All skill levels are welcomed and encouraged. This is an ideal session for families, couples or those just looking to climb! Non-Member participants attending will be required to fill in a paper waiver, as well as a program registration form before the session. Note:Participants under the age of 18 will need a parent or legal guardian to sign. Looking forward to seeing you all there! Please feel free to comment below or private message organizer for questions or concerns.

OPEN CLIMB-Rock Climbing At Life Time Fitness West Bloomfield

Evening Highlights: • Learn to climb a variety of routes and wall styles • Meet and greet for new climbers • Learn top-rope belaying • Personalized instruction for climbers Location: Life Time Fitness West Bloomfield-Front Lobby (Front desk team members will show you to the rock wall) Date: Recurring Monday's Time: 5:45pm to 9:15pm Duration: 3 Hours and 30 Minutes Price: $10 Members $15 Non-Members (Note: This is Life Time Fitness Club Membership) Ages: 5+ Gear Included: Harnesses, shoes, ropes, belay devices and chalk bags *Participants are encouraged to bring own gear, as gear will be first come first serve. Summary: Join us for an evening session filled with fun and excitement. Participants will engage in several types of climbing along with free instruction from our team. Each participant will receive a free belay lesson along with an auto belay orientation. Basic instruction will be provided to all participants along with general guidance in climbing. Things such as, technique, moves and safety will be covered. All skill levels are welcomed and encouraged. This is an ideal session for families, couples or those just looking to climb! Non-Member participants attending will be required to fill in a paper waiver, as well as a program registration form before the session. Note:Participants under the age of 18 will need a parent or legal guardian to sign. Looking forward to seeing you all there! Please feel free to comment below or private message organizer for questions or concerns.

WEEKEND OPEN CLIMB-Rock Climbing At Life Time Fitness West Bloomfield

Session Highlights: • Learn to climb a variety of routes and wall styles • Meet and greet for new climbers • Learn top-rope belaying • Personalized instruction for climbers Location: Life Time Fitness West Bloomfield-Front Lobby Date: Recurring Saturday's Time: 11am to 4pm Duration: 5 Hours Price: $10 Members $15 Non-Members Ages: 5+ (Note: This is Life Time Fitness Club Membership) Gear Included: Harnesses, shoes, ropes, belay devices and chalk bags *Participants are encouraged to bring own gear, as gear will be first come first serve. Summary: Join us for a session filled with fun and excitement. Participants will engage in several types of climbing along with free instruction from our rock wall instructors. Each participant will receive a free belay lesson along with an auto belay orientation. Basic instruction will be provided to all participants along with general guidance in climbing. Things such as, technique, moves and safety will be covered. All skill levels are welcomed and encouraged. This is an ideal session for families, couples or those just looking to climb! Non-Member participants attending will be required to fill in a paper waiver, as well as a program registration form before the session. Note:Participants under the age of 18 will need a parent or legal guardian to sign. Looking forward to seeing you all there! Please feel free to comment below or private message organizer for questions or concerns.

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